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the person is. there is no positive i.d. we expect more details at a briefing from law enforcement in an hour and will bring that live. we've learned the identity of the third victim killed in the attack, lindsay liu. the school confirmed her identity earlier this afternoon. 8-year-old martin richard and 29-year-old krystle campbell were also killed in the horrible bombings. 178 people were injured and at least 100 have been released from area hospitals. i'm joined by john king and cnn analyst. juliet, start with you. you are a former homeland security official. what are you hearing on the latest of the developments especially when it comes to this individual who was spotted on videotape? >> essentially what you said, you know, that the idea they would have a name that soon seemed way too quick for someone in custody unless he was well known to law enforcement already or was under surveillance. right now this is exactly how you would expect an investigation to unfold. there will now be -- trying to figure out what his name is but, jake, the key is what are they going to say at 5:00? we should
of this unfold. but let's bring in our law enforcement analyst here with us in boston. julia, come on over here. >> all right. >> let's talk first of all about john king's reporting substantial progress in the criminal investigation here in boston, significant development. we don't know what that progress is. but you know what, john is joining us on the phone right now. so let's talk to john. john, go ahead and tell us what you can. >> wolf, i'm on my way to you now. i want to report some breaking news information from two sources. one is a boston law enforcement source who tells me they believe they do have a significant breakthrough in the investigation. this source is calling this substantial progress. that source declined to be more specific but said to anticipate more details later today. now, i want to give you some information -- initial information important from a second source who has been briefed on the investigation. and i am told by sources that both governor deval patrick and mayor mannino and after the boston commissioner after one of the briefings this morning went to talk to th
right now has been a nightmare for federal and local law enforcement. the leaks that came out today should be an embarrassment. i'm certain that they are. there may be a couple of meetings going on with the chief of police in boston whose department tweeted out information about an arrest today which was completely erroneous. this has been embarrassing for law enforcement at the wrong time. >> so it wasn't the a.p., it was the tweet and the a.p. picked up the tweet? >> yes, the police department apparently tweeted out some information about an arrest. >> bob, talk to me about that and the fact that they still have made considerable progress, have they not, since the terror attack occurred. a lot of people didn't think that they would have a person of interest either in custody or even an image of that person by this point. >> well, since 9/11, the department of homeland security and law enforcement at large has really taken some really tremendous strides and using technology to be able to assist law enforcement, the cameras, surveillance cameras, all those things become part of this
a suspicious substance in it, we are told, wolf, by a law enforcement source that there are similarities to the letter sent to senator wicker. what exactly does that mean i've asked my sources, so far, wolf, inconclusive at this point. we do know there were some marks, i guess you could say identifying marks in the wicker letter, a postmark from memphis, tennessee. there was no return sender. we don't know if that nor the message included in the letter to senator wicker if that bears the similarity, but we are being told that there are similarities. so it certainly makes you wonder if it could have been sent from the same person or if they think -- if authorities think it is. we're certainly digging on that at this point. you can see in the lower corner of the screen, we're waiting the white house screening. it was scheduled for 11:45 a.m. it's not that unusual for it to run a little later than what it is now. so we do know of course the white house press secretary jay carney will be receiving a lot of questions about these developments. but at this point it's also very much an issue, wo
? >> we're told fran townsend has a federal source, i have a boston law enforcement source saying an arrest has been made. that is a dramatic breakthrough. waiting for more information. i was told earlier this morning an operation was under way after they had clearly identified a suspect. the breakthrough came, remember, just last night, we were talking about how much progress they made in the how and exactly when. but they hadn't gotten to the who. i'm told based on a video camera at lord & taylor department store a few blocks from here, based on a video camera from that store fixed on the location from the second bombing, across the street from the second bombing, they got what they were looking for. video analysis showing a male showing up and placing the black bag with the explosive device in it, and because of the video enhancement technology, mostly dprept sto from the department store, they clearly identified a suspect, a single suspect and an arrest has been made. a briefing scheduled for later this evening, obviously. >> so let's reset chronologically. do we know what poi
duval patrick. i assume he has been fully briefed on every step in this law enforcement investigation. >> the governor is getting briefings constantly from both the state police and boston police, the fbi. i know the mayor of boston was briefed this morning. i talked to the mayor after i had been told there was a breakthrough in the investigation and he wouldn't go that far but he did confirm it was the lord & taylor video. that his briefing from the boston police commissioner about what they called, other sources called a turning point. and he said they were making progress and he was hopeful that there would be a definitive breakthrough quite soon. that was where the mayor stopped. >> the governor will be here fairly soon. we'll talk to the governor as soon as he gets here. governor duval patrick. tom fuentes is the former fbi assistant director, a cnn analyst joining us right now. what are you hearing? you have good sources. what is the latest information you're getting ob the status, the state of this criminal investigation into these two bombings at the boston marathon that kille
complex. they were screened at off-site facilities so the tests continue and law enforcement sources say they have a person of interest. at the white house, spokesman jay carney says that president obama has been briefed twice on the suspicious letters and offered this update a short time ago. >> the fbi has the lead for determining whether a suspicious powder is a dangerous substance such as ricin and those take place at accredited facilities and take a certain amount of time as the fbi has indicated. you know, these procedures are in place and they're in effect and in operation now and we're in the midst of that process that the fbi is undertaking at this time. >> there's also today security activity here on capitol hill. officials not taking any chances in light of recent activity, both here and also in boston, and a suspicious package was delivered to the office of alabama republican senator richard shelby who was checked out by authorities and told we were given an all clear a short time ago. the bomb squad was sent to the nearby heart center office building. a loud speaker told sen
's the new york times. in the new "new york times, a senior law-enforcement officials said they were looking the connection between pressure cookers, which is how the bombs were used, and al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. some reporting from the papers this morning. getting your reaction, day two of your reaction to the bombings in boston. we begin with charles, an independent caller. aller: i'm just calling about fox reporter in boston going around asking people about the situation that happened and what should they do to the people. and he tried to switch over like it was the president's fault, asking do you think the president has done enough? it is the same stuff with them. these people are grieving a loss and they are trying to say it's the president's fault. i don't understand fox news. are a bunch of haters. we are trying to bring the country together. i just don't get them. they gave busgh a pass, running this country into the ground. it is a shame how they act all the time. --t: on our facebook page facebook.com/c-span. william, republican caller from tennessee. caller: good mornin
, and it does appear according to nbc news sources in law enforcement, that there is some video of somebody placing a black bag or a dark bag at the site near the site of the explosions. we should caution that there may have been a lot of people placing bags on the ground, as they come to watch runners pass the finish line. that may not have been the bomb at all. but if you are an investigator trying to get to the bottom of this, that's someone opportunity to talk to. and what law enforcement sources are telling us is that there are a lot of people now that they want to talk to based on all of this evidence. but with everybody, world media here, law enforcement agencies from around the country, really lacking at this, there are a lot of -- there's a lot of information that's flying around and a lot o opportunipportuniti to conclusions. that appears to be what happened. nonetheless, they've made some tremendous strides. we can see that based on what we're looking at on the ground since the attacks on monday afternoon. guys? >> a great rundown, scott, of what we know and don't know at this po
identify from the facial image who that person is, they would first distribute that image to law enforcement, federal, state, and local and say have you ever seen a picture of anybody that looks like this and see if it gets any hits. that would leak out at some point. it wouldn't be long before they would seek the public's help on who that person is. and then, you know, there's the further question of matching it together with the evidence and there's a wealth of evidence, as i said before, but there's a lot of really hard work that is going in to trying to first reconstruct the bomb and then also trying to piece together where the elements of this bomb were purchased. i'll give you one example, i spoke this afternoon with a company that made that battery pack found among the debris. it was a battery pack that's commonly used to power toy cars and trucks and it's sold in toy stores and in hobby stores. tens of thousands, the company told me, have been sold in just the past year. that's a lot of sales. and it's going to be very difficult to take that battery pack, which they've re
suspects either being identified or being in custody is because these photos began circulating among law enforcement and there was confusion about whether or not there had been arrest but about the fact that there have been suspects or persons of interest who have been identified or at least isolated by law enforcement. >> bill: so you have seen the photos, rick, and based on the imknowledges you saw, how clear are the faces on these photos? >> they are pretty clear. there are multiple angles and you can definitely see their faces. and i hope and i believe that law enforcement using those photos can positively identify the men and whether or not they're the men who are actually responsible remains to be seen. >> quickly, rick, we have also learned earlier tod that investigators found more possible parts from the bomb. what's different today than from last night on that? >> well, you know, we know that these crime scene technicians have been on scene on boilston street for days now, collecting evidence, including apparently the lid from a pressure cooker that blew up on to one of the roof
, for the boston marathon, overall. that includes state police, boston city police, and other law enforcement agencies. specifically we asked questions about if security will disburse. some of the people in the back of the pack are coming across. he said absolutely not, the security levels remain the same until the close of the race at about 4:45 p.m. so learning more about the security from last year. on the surveillance, what we're told is they're asking and co combing through thousands of frames or surveillance video. and so they're looking for media out l o outlets, they have mountains of evidence, merchants along the area, and a restaurant called the atlantic fish company, a crate and barrel there. so a lot of video. you put together the surveillance video with something that a private person shot to establish a time line, that's what experts are telling us. >>> also, this marathon on monday was one of the most photographed events in the nation. >>> we're getting breaking news in right now, letsz 's go to ca costello. >> this is really a concern. a letter addressed to president obama con
no answers. law enforcement officials with ties to the investigation reportedly confirming to the associated press earlier in the day that a suspect had been taken into custody, placed under arrest, and was at that time headed to the federal courthouse in boston. the broadcast and cable television networks including this one went to air with the information. the fbi later denied the story and scolded the media for not verifying information through appropriate official channels. then came an evacuation of the courthouse. the building cleared because of an unspecified threats. all of that happening before the fbi postponed the scheduled 5:00 p.m. briefing that had been scheduled to provide official information on the fbi investigation. it was that kind of day for investigators and the media. as the search continues for a man they believe may have direct knowledge of who carry out this despicable act of horrendous terrorism. here is what we do know at this hour. oh lord and taylor department store directly across from the bomb site, the second bomb, turned over surveillance video to the fbi. th
to a law enforcement official, an arrest is imminent and the suspect is to be brought to court. we will put all of this in perspecti perspective. the events are moving fast. more details right after the break. pocket agent app. you can also get a quote and pay your premium with this thing. i thought state farm didn't have all those apps? where did you hear that? the internet. and you believed it? yeah. they can't put anything on the internet that isn't true. where did you hear that? [ both ] the internet. oh look. here comes my date. i met him on the internet. he's a french model. uh, bonjour. [ male announcer ] state farm. more mobile than ever. get to a better state. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] this is a reason to look twice. this is a stunning work of technology. the 2013 lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> all right. let me read you what the associated press is reporting. and of course, scott is working on this story as the situation develops. a law enforcement official according to the associated press, who has been briefed on the investigation,
distributed to law enforcement officials, there was some confusion earlier in the day and now we're getting it from the fbi, from here in boston, from the justice department in washington from the boston police and the governor of massachusetts told cnn a short while ago, there are no arrests, no one in custody. i will say i spoke to the boston mayor and he said that when he was briefed this morning he became quite optimistic a big break through was imminent. >> the government on monday afternoon along the investigation that's going on, i was briefed early this morning about the investigation and i think we're making head way. i hope that in the near future we have a definitive answer to this question of who did it. but until the fbi is satisfied they have the right person, we can't go public on it at all. >> yeah, the mayor also confirmed source accounts that it was lord & taylor was the department store where they got the test video. i was also told by a source that there was a video by a boston television station that was around that spot at the same time and they know they have been goi
is already banned by federal law and this law banned it again. it's doubly banned. in the bill the registry is not allowed. on top of it, if a government official tries to do a gun registry it's a felony punishable by 15 years. how clear do they have to be but nonetheless the nra lied about it, and the bill failed. shayna and hermela aregawi and michael shure joining us from "the war room." there is always someone in "the war room." >> i try to remind people that every single day. today it's just me. >> cenk: good, good. i like to see that someone is in the war room, and michael shure. >> or somebody. >> cenk: michael, let me start with you on this one. man, it looks like to be fair to president obama and joe biden they really wanted this. they tried hard, and they still couldn't get it. >> it was plainly obvious how badly they wanted it. you saw a real attachment to these families by the president. you said it right a moment ago this was, in fact, a filibuster. the cowards on the democratic side and red states who don't hear 90%. mother teresa less popular than background checks. kittens a
sometimes happens there are well-meaning people in law enforcement who may have information that isn't wholly vetted or accurate at the time and a well-meaning journal list runs with something they legitimately think is a good story. >> michael: let's talk about the story itself. what do we know at this time, brian? >> we don't know much. and that's why -- you know, i always find myself talking myself out of being on television, which is fine. we know the type of device. we know the location. we know that there's a lot of video and film that is going to be gone through, and it is really meticulous. i was at the oklahoma city bombing trial, and what struck me was the level of detail that officers went to trying to piece together evidence, and that sometimes appears to give you a false positive and oftentimes the media genuinely well intended will run with something when it is a red herring or incomplete. >> michael: let's talk about some of that then. they reportedly have video that they think shows the suspect, but they don't know who he is. how can investigato
photographs. >>> this law enforcement are pleading with the public to come through with photos and any information as they try to find whoever is responsible for these deadly bombings. they released these crime scenes pictures -- crime scene pictures from overnight. they were packed with nails and shrapnel and you can see where these went off and bags of those pressure cookers were believed to be transported and you can see battery and wires there and there was even a small circuit board found at the scene. >> at this time there are no claims or responsibility and the range of suspects remains wide open. we are asking if you heard somebody speak about the marathon or the date of april 13 to target this event, somebody knows who did this. >> we are learning about the tiny graduate student killed in that blast. a state run newspaper has identified her at lou linkee. condolences are being left on her microblogging account. at least 14,000 comments had been left on that page. people continues to reach out and in boston media continues to come together. boston television tweeted during a sh
these photos of what remains of a pressure cooker which was used as the delivery device for the explosives. law enforcement sources tell nbc news the bombs were built to act like homemade ieds. sources tell nbc news the bombs included a battery pack and "the boston globe" reports investigators recovered a part of a circuit board at the scene. the bombs were packed with scha shrapnel. the bomb was not capable of creating a massive blast. instead, its main purpose was to maim and injure. photos obtained by whdh in boston showed the area where the bomb was left moments before and moments after the detonation. the fbi is looking at these photos and others like them for clues as to who placed the bombs and when. now there is precedent for devices like these. in 2004, the fbi sent out a memo on the use of homemade pressure cooker bombs. al qaeda's online magazine gave instructions for making them just last month and in the 2010 attempted attack on times square, one of the devices found included a pressure cooker and 125 firecrackers. meanwhile, the search of an apartment belonging to a foreign studen
provided by the commentators, pundits and law professors who made it seem acceptable in the minds of the public in the wake of 9/11. that is why the after math of an event like boston, we have a duty to fight the darkest impulses in ourselves, in our fellow country men and women, to make clear to our leader that is we desire security and justice and the application of the rule of law. that there is no reason that our remarkably capable law enforcement officials and courts can't handle apprehending, trying and convicting the perpetrators of this slaughter and it is why i was so angered and disappointed when i saw david weigel report that susan collins said this today. what do we do once we capture the individual? how is he treated, if he's an american, then the constitutional protection pertain. if he is a foreign national, he should be held by a military tribunal and not read his mir randa rights. yes, susan collins, a voice of reason and bipartisan reason. telling reporters that if the person apprehended has beens to be a foreign national -- what a disgrace and what an insult to
of the latest information that's coming out? >> well, it's exactly what's been said all along the law enforcement will put the pieces of the puzzle together. they will slowly and meticulously go through not only forensic evidence, the bomb, the remnants of the bomb in a crime scene type of way and give it to atf to put together. because that's what those guys do and those what those guys do well. then what they are going to do is look at surveillance cameras. we know from lord & taylor that is right there on boyleston street, they will go through the film and they may have the person of interest that may have placed the bombs. the video is probably newer quality and a newer brand and give law enforce amount good eye's view on who put the bomb's down and mabybe even a facial shot of who did it. >> is this where the see video e evidence used to identify person and then more definitive information to see how they were involved. is that how it typically works? >> it works many different ways. if you bring the person in and start questioning them, they may confess and tell you why they did
with the forensics. we know law enforcement has gone through these videotapes and are focused on particular individuals. they've gotten a lot of investigative work done today. and they are much closer. it was interesting to me, wolf, he didn't really want to acknowledge the -- all of the investigative progress that's pn made, other than to say they's encouraged by it and it will take time. look, they want to build themselves space to complete this thing on their own time frame. i do think it's interesting that he doesn't think there's going to be a press conference today, as you reported, wolf. it's been pushed back, it's been delayed. we don't know if it's going to happen. you know, you don't really understand why. there's a lot of coordination that needs to take place before they can have it. it seems like they're having a problem with that. >> yeah. obviously the governor suggesting there's not going to be an fbi news conference. if it happens, it happens. but right now he doesn't think it will. tom fuentes, what are your thoughts? >> i agree with fran, i think he's trying to reassure th
the washington d.c. newsroom, average americans are seemingly backing off the push for tougher laws, kyla? >> reporter: they are weakening across the country and here is the latest poll. 49% of americans now support stricter gun laws which is down 58% in january. this afternoon the senate is voting on at least 9 different pieces of legislation and they will expand to online gun sales and shows. it needs 60 votes to pass and based on a number of senators speaking out it looks like they could fall short. there are others up for a vote including an assault weapons ban led by dianne finestein. >> we hope to set up a series of votes both sides would like to initially offer on this legislation. >> the final legislation will -- >> reporter: the final legislation will not be hammered out and i will have what happens in these next votes when i see you next kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> according to the washington post, facebook lobbyists worked behind the scenes on capitol hill to get a provision in the new bill that would be helpful to new technical companies. they are helping to
that? >> my best case scenario, again, if i was in law enforcement at this time, i wouldn't tell anything to the media until i had my whole case put together. you're going to have one chance at this guy. you've got to make the best case you can. as soon as his name or address goes public, you know, the media hoards are going to descend on this whole thing. as an investigator, make your case, then let the media come in. >> what more do you need, you first then jim, than a picture of a guy or person dropping a black bag at the site of a bombing and then splitting? what more evidence would you need to make a case in court than that? >> well -- >> picture of a person. >> that's circumstantial evidence. unless we have a movie of him actually doing it, unless we know that black bag was actually it. you know, there's too many ways as you well know that you can be attacked in court for different reasons, suggesting his hand's really not on the bag and maybe somebody dropped it a second before he walked by. there's a lot to put together from the forensic side other than a picture where he
of all of this, for their part is reporting a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation says a suspect has been taken into custody in the boston bombings. so we are just not comfortable based on our sources at this hour reporting that. so pete williams is correct in saying that this is all over the map right now. the one thing that appears to be clear is that either video or still pictures or a combination of both have led law enforcement officials to, at least, zero in on someone. this just in to us. investigators obtained video of a person placing a black bag down near the scene of the blast. one of the sources confirm the foot offage came from the lord and taylor surveillance camera. this is information we've already reported. video or stills that will give them imagery and give them at least the first road to go down when going down through the streets of boston and looking for who to pick up. various media accounts right now as to whether or not someone is in custody. someone is fully under arrest. we will leave the air now and we will hop back on the air if we learn any
, and the law does not distinguish between rape and extramarital, consensual sex, which is also against the law. that is why so few victims go to the police. they are afraid they will be found guilty of having extramarital sex. >> activists with the women's right organization say that the death is not an isolated case. they have recorded more than 30 similar incidents in the last month alone. another rape victim, who does not want to show her face or be identified by her family name -- >> i was in a taxi. the driver drug to me and raped me while i was unconscious. when my family found out, they disowned me. my life is ruined. i cannot find the driver, but i won't give up until he has been caught. >> with a growing number of victims and their families raising their voices against violence aimed at women, change may be coming to mauritania. >> now a quick look at other news from around the world. the retrial of former egyptian president hosni mubarak will start on may 11. the egyptian court set the date after the trial start was delayed last week when the judge withdrew from the case. mubarak fac
investigations in the history of the law enforcement. hundreds of federal agents were involved and four and a half million dollar reward was offered. for almost three years the chief person of interest in that case was bio weapon experts steven hatfield. like richard jewel he was exonerated. he settled a lawsuit for the federal government for nearly $6 million. the government's second suspect an army bio experts killed himself before charges were ever filed. to this day questions are still raised about the government's ability to conclusively link anyone to those anthrax attacks. >>> the day after the bombings another reassessment of security at events around the country and where we're already seeing increased security in the bay area. >> it's far more than the wireless networks are designed to carry. >>> cell phones crippled. imagine how cell phone service would fair after an earthquake directly affecting millions of people. the grim reality of our fragile technology. >>> good evening to you. a whole lot of sunshine. yes, it was breezy and chilly. the sky is a beautiful shade of blue.
fellow paramedic was firefighters and law enforcement officers. quinn boyer was 34 years old. >> now to, update the investigation into the bombings of the boston marathon. federal agents scouring the scenes for evidence including picking shrapnel out of walls. a 12 block area downtown is off limits. the death toll sthandz at three, but 22 people are in critical condition tonight. it now appears devices were pressure cooker bombs, household cookers filled with explosives hidden in bags and packed with bebes and nails. police and fire unions are offering a $50,000 reward. among scores of people injured is a boy from the east bay. 11-year-old around hern waiting for his mother to cross when the bomb went off. >> di. and aaron, his sister as well as his dad were near the second explosion. the street where the race finishes is just beyond that barricade. tonight the family is at the hospital by aaron's side. aaron hern is usually an athletic 11-year-old but tonight, he's sedated and was with his dad, allen and little sister waiting for mom, catherine to cross the finish line when the first a
of developments in the investigation into whoever did this. >> law enforcement soursz tell abc news they now have a clear image of the man they're working to identify they believe could be the suspect. in a major break in the investigation you coming after the process of going frame by frame through more than 2000 images taken of, and in the crowds near the finish line. boston's abc station reporting that the key video leading to this suspect was captured on surveillance cameras outside of a lord & tailor department store. more evidence surfacing. the lid to at least one of the bombs reportedly found on a roof top, analyze add long with electronic components and slappel -- shrapnel from the blast. so many are still in mourning. hundreds gathered to remember the youngest of those killed 8-year-old martin richard. >> it's confusing and painful. we're strong. we're going to get through it. >> in massachusetts friends and neighbors are planning a vigil honoring the live of crystal campbell. >> on campus of boston university, students mourning over 23-year-old lindsay lu who lost her life as well. >>
-qaeda. any indication from your law enforcement sources that they have any suspicions at this point? >> what i hear at this point in time is they can't rule anything out. it's way too early in the game. they have to look at this device, they have to look at how it is built, they have to look at how devices over in the middle east were built and have been utilized. and pressure cooker bombs have been used in the middle east,@% especially pakistan. they know that. but they also, as i said, it's a very common bomb, if you will. so they have to look at everything. as one person said to me, what was the message of the bomber? what were they trying to say? it's very hard to rule out for anybody at this point in time, the date. it was tax day, it was four or five days before the anniversary of waco. it was patriots day in boston and this was a celebration that was honoring the newtown victims. there's a lot of american, if you will, symbolism around all the elements of the bombing that all the investigators are looking at right now. they start with the forensics, they start with the components and
or three days while testing continues and law enforcement mess investigates and briefed senators were reminded to warn employees to be very vigilant in handling and processing all mail that comes to offices in the capitol and district offices in their home state. the very first spot for mail is at an offsite facility. that began in 2001 after a couple of senators received letters laced with anthrax. how much of a threat is ricin? ricin is toxic and lethal, but only when injected which is why the department of homeland security considers it category "b," or a lower threat agent as opposed to anthrax, which is much more deadly. >> dana bash reporting. senator wicker has additional security. >>> sports helping boston return to some sense of normalcy and fans in other cities showing their support. let's just say. the red sox in cleveland last night, playing for the first time since the marathon bombings, a moment of silence for victims before the game. this jersey hung in the red sox dugout. boston strong with the city's 617 area code. even the sox' hated rivals had their backs last night
to the bombing in boston. meanwhile, law enforcement officials in massachusetts are combing through more than 2,000 tips, looking through photos like this one, shall shows a bag sitting by a mailbox before the explosion. it is unclear at this point whether or not the bag has any relevance, but appears to be near the center of the explosion. president obama will be in boston tomorrow to attend a memorial service for the victims. for the loved once of those killed and maimed in the explosion, there is only confusion and many unanswered questions. joining me today here in new york city, nbc news capitol hill correspondent luke russert, and misterrorism expert michael leiter, and bob herbert, a distinguished senior fellow at dimos. >>> let's go to kristin welker for more. >> reporter: alex, good afternoon. here's what we know at this hour. this letter was received yesterday at an off-site mail facility. i want to emphasize that. it did not get close to the white house. it's typical for letters sent to this facility to undergo a screening. during that process, it was discovered that a letter address
this apparently was going. earlier on your broadcast this evening, i was chastised a bit in the law enforcement community and were progressing as we moved along, but i wyou have to keep mind, as their looking for these clues, any single one of those clues could lead them immediately to a suspect. a thumbprint on the bomb that they're recreating down in quantico, any tip, any certain surveillance shot or even a photograph that somebody who was at the scene may have taken of their loved ones as they were snapping a picture near the finish line and now notice there is a guy in the background perhaps putting a black bag somewhere. that could be just the one tip that would solve this case. they have extensive manpower on it. there is no way they're getting frustrated this early in the game, but i will tell you, they are in a real urgent hunt to find this person and solve this crime. >> certainly the first 24 or 48 hours, so crucial in that. thanks to drew. let's talk about what authorities can learn from this new evidence. i want to bring in the former fbi assistant director tom fuentes, and don bar
and that it is a person who sent a lot of letters to law americas. but we don't know who that person is. we don't really have any other specific information just that mail service to the u.s. senate has been stopped and some senators are concerned. >> it is not just members concerned but a lot of staff, that's a big concern obviously for all of us. we are very anxious to get the details. >> senator wicker who was the recipient of this letter said this matter is part of an ongoing investigation by the united states capital police and fbi. i want to thank our law enforcement officials for their hard work and diligence in keeping those who work at the capitol complex safe. in ricin poison found at that time no one was injured but there was no letter levever fou so no rayses were ever made. the united states postal service says their primary concern is keeping employees safe, customers safe and keeping the u.s. mail safe. >> peter doocy live for us in maryland this morning. thank you. >>> other news to bring you noul. it is a some der day in london where we take a live look at the coffin of margaret thatch
to talked to a law enforcement agent. there was a pressure documenter lid that went up -- cooker lid that went up in the explosion. it landed on the rooftop. of this is critical. investigators so far have indicated they think one, if not two of the bombs was made out of a pressure cooker. finding another part of it and finding where it landed will be one more piece of what we know is a very complicated puzzle. pam? >> emily, since you've been there all week. and you are near a pretty big crime scene there. what about the businesses that are in that area? what is it like there? >> reporter: it's a really good question. when you look at the cars going behind me, it looks normal and then you go two more blocks down. it's completely shut off. you can't get to those businesses. we have the hotel that's very nearby. the perimeter is right on the edge of the perimeter of this crime scene. and the area that's blocked off and yesterday just to get back to my hotel after we were talking with you, i had to show them my photo i.d. i had to show them my hotel key before i was able to go. and our
identified in the boston marathon bombing case. a law enforcement force says the young man was identified at the surveillance video at the second blast seen on a cell phone at the same time the first bomb exploded. sources say investigators zeroed in on the suspect after checking cell phone records in the area at that exact time. fbi photos from the boston marathon bombing investigation show the remains of an explosive device including twisted pieces of metal charred wires and a battery. one photo shows a half inch nail and part of a zipper stained with blood. the items are now being analyzed at fbi headquarters in virginia. >> there, specialized examiners will reconstruct the device or devices and determine the makeup and components. >> reporter: investigators say the bombs were heavy and carried to the scene in black nylon bags. they were pressure cooker bombs packed with shrapnel, the lid of one apparently blew into the roof of a nearby building. similar devices have been used in middle east terrorist attacks. the pressure cookers briefly constrained the blast and when the pressure is
? this will profoundly change the way we live our lives. this, obviously happens to human beings. the law is, in public there is no expectation of privacy. what we are looking at right now, the microphones and cameras are legal. the police would have to go to a judge with probable cause. what crime have i committed? probable cause of crime. that is still the law of the land. the question is, will the courts and police respect the law of the land or will they be so terrified of terrorists that they will disobey the law of the land and then they, will be taking away our freedoms. dagen: we have given so much of of our freedom. basically, should the government have the right to look into that information? should we give the government greater leeway because the world has changed that way? >> i do not think we should. would it be easier if the police could break down any door they wanted and arrest whoever they wanted? who would want to live in such a society. in east germany it was a crime to fail to report another crime. if your observation of a crime was on tape, not only would the crime be prosecuted,
. there's a lot going on today. first, the latest out of boston. federal law enforcement officials say the bombs that killed three people and wounded at least 176 17 critically, at the finish line of monday's marathon were explosives made from pressure cookers filled with metal and ball bearings and carried in backpacks. the fbi and homeland security are circulating photos of the device remains to figure out where the components came from. no word yet on what may have triggered those blasts. and so far no clue as to who's responsible or why. security has been high at the funeral of margaret thatcher. the former british prime minister funeral being held today at st. paul's cathedral in london. more than 2,000 mourners representing at least 170 countries turned out to pay respects to before britain's first female prime minister known as the iron lady. queen elizabeth and her husband prince phillip attended along with henry kissinger dick cheney and former house speaker newt gingrich. thatcher suffered a stroke on april 8th and died at the age of 87. she will be cremated and buried privat
starts now. >> good morning our top story this morning. law enforcement agencies are putting with the public to come forward with photographs, videos or any information that might help them solve the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170 at monday's boston marathon off. >> it has been two days since the bomb attacks. we're learning more about the victims' and devices used by the bombers. >> emily schmidt is joining us live from boston with an update on the investigation. >> he was never sat or down he was happy and cheerful and ready to go. he was just all around a wonderful kid. >> and boston university graduate student from china were also killed in the blast. >> investigators a not sure whether the attack which came with no warning was foreign or domestic. >> at this time there are no claims of responsibility. the range of suspects and motives remains wide open. >> the fbi began piecing together what caused the blast analyzing debris from the bomb. >> among items recovered are pieces of black nylon which could be from a back pack and what appear to be
, facing a likely defeat of new gun laws. david grer goir join me now. david, you've been tracking this, kelly has following every in and out of it. echblg joe biden was telling people last night they were two both short. >> even hide camp said she's now not for it. >> it could be just among a small -- the reality is the background checks appear to be going by the wayside as has the magazine back. there are other taemds as a part of this. that would be part of the final package. make no mistakes they are prepared to come on the blasting on this, to make the point that republicans say what repeatedly is a 90% issue. >> and kell, from what you're hearing on the hill, there's no chance they're not going to proceed to these votes. they're goods to go ahead and force the votes even though they know they can't beat the filibuster? >> that is a question we have raised. every person involved says yes, they're going forward with the votes. they want the opportunity to be on record. one of the strategies that was talked about, but ultimately did not come to pass was the idea of taking at the init
a primary vote. >> senator manchin called every nra talking point hogwash, laws. he was very strong. yet the hogwash and lies seem to be working. >> seem to be working because they always work. h is what the nra does. we knew this after newtown when, you know, all the energy bubbled up. folks were calling for an assault weapons ban and background checks and straw purchases and bills on trafficking, that the nra would somehow find a way to keep this from happening. the nra has been around a long time. the energy and passion we saw from december 14th has to continue. what happens today, what's happening in the senate right now, shouldn't be something that deters those newtown families and all those other families in cities across the country from pushing to get something done. this is a long haul process. this is not something that turns on, you know, one failed vote. >> isn't there a risk? one of the things that strikes me, we're talking about a vote on a watered down bill. progressives and people supporting the legislation have even said, is it really what we want? no. is it the best we
from a boston law enforcement source who says in addition to the pressure cooker, they say it's undeniable, they have a twisted top of a pressure cooker, about 6 liter capacity. they believe it's two identical devices or two similar devices, but i'm also told a partial circuit board recovered in the same area that also has been sent to quantico. and now this all goes off, we go through this after airplane crashes, they try to take every piece they can get, assemble it back together, try to recreate the bomb. they're hoping to find fingerprints, any kind of dna, something from the backpack. and if you can't get personal identification items like that, look for serial numbers, brand names, at least try to figure out where was the pressure cooker, where might the bag have been bought. >> are you getting a sense from your sources about where this investigation? they are still appealing for help in terms of getting more pictures out there. giving out a fair amount of information which is sometimes kind of rare. >> you can tell from the special agent in charge at the news conference
in a dark-colored bag or backpack. federal law enforcement sources tell cnn the devices were inside pressure cookers and they believe bbs and nails were part of the explosives. important to know that so far nobody has claimed responsibility. the toll of injured up to 183, three more have died, including 8-year-old martin richard, and krystle campbell. >>> president obama will travel to boston on thursday. now we go to chris cuomo live for us in boston. it seems here we are 24 hours more or later and nobody seems to have a real clue who has done this or why. >> reporter: that shouldn't be surprising, piers, these investigations take a very long time to develop, especially starting with being multifactorial, no group claiming responsibility. so much ground to canvas, this is going to be a difficult investigation. i think it's good news that the authorities said in their presser that they're in no rush. very often as we both know, haste makes waste when it comes to an investigation. this is about getting it right. >> that is true. i imagine there'll be some people in boston who will be concerne
as new york city's mayor during the 2001 world trade center terrorist attacks, a partner at the law firm. good to have you with us. >> best to be with you. lou: first, let's start with the fact that there ruled out the young man who apparently was the person of interest, not a suspect ying that he had nothing to do with it. what does that suggest to you about where they are? >> it is a setback. in the murder investigation, terrorism investigation, the logger it takes to solve the lessf a chance you have to solve it. it's just a pgression, a formula that is there. so they spend focusing on one person. seems to me they're now back at ground zero try to figure out how to put this all together. so when i heard them ask earlier today for everybody to cooperate photographs, i was hoping that that was a ploy and they already had a photograph from ther own surveillance. apparently it out. lou: in nearly every city, obviously more familiar with new yorkity and boston, closed-circuit television almost everywhere. these cameras. how much surveillance to you expect there is? i have been, frankly, re
analyzed by authorities. it was sent out to law enforcement agency so this everyone can compare notes. there's this picture showing a bag next to the mailbox right where the first bomb went offer. question tonight, was it one of the bombs? the fbi is analyzing it along with fragments of the pressure cooker. there is that and this, breaking news out of washington wac letter to a u.s. senator testing positive both in the field and now in the lab for the deadly poison ricin. dana bash is working her source on that and will join us. we have learned more about those who lost their lives and the wounded, and the loers who rose up to help others. we don't know about the third fatality, she was a chinese national, a graduate student at boston university not for farr from here, her name is being witt held at the request of her family and krisle camp eltame yesterday to watch her friend cross the finish line. she worked 16 hour days but was never too tired to share her love and a smile. she was just 29 years old. martin richard was 8 years old. his mother and sister -- the sign says no more hur
is scheduled to travel to boston on thursday and attend an interfaith service as police and other law enforcement remain on high alert. >>> the stories of those who died are coming to light. those killed include an 8-year- old, martin richards. he was a spectator at the race along with his parents, father and sister. also killed crystal campbell of arlington. she's being remembered for her generous spirit. crystal had been going to watch the marathon since she was a little girl. the third victim was a gradual student. she was from china. the consulate refused to release her name at the request of her family. crystal's mother struggled with her emotions as she remembered a woman who was full of life. >> she was always smiling. i can't believe this is happening. she was such a hard worker at everything she did. this doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: third grader martin richard recently celebrated his first communion. richard's mother and younger sisters are also hospitalized tonight. neighbors say the mother suffered a serious brain injury and the 6-year-old sister lost her leg. in a
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